Corbin man arrested in Moore Hill meth bust
A meth bust in the vicinity of Moore Hill Avenue early Saturday morning landed a Corbin man in jail on several charges, including possession of controlled substances.
Christopher Wells Jr., 31, of Corbin, was charged with third-degree possession of a controlled substance; two counts of second-degree possession of a controlled substance; first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), first offense; public intoxication; illegal possession of a legend drug; a prescription-controlled substance to in its original container; and tampering with physical evidence.
He’s jailed in the Knox County Detention Center in Barbourville in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond.
The incident occurred Saturday at 2 a.m.
According to Knox County Sheriff John Pickard’s report, Deputy Brian Hensley of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office was patrolling the Moore Hill Avenue area in Corbin. Hensley noticed a man acting strange and bent over a car door on the passenger side.
When the Deputy stopped his car to make contact, Wells proceeded to quickly walk away from him in the opposite direction. After Hensley yelled at the man several times, Wells finally turned around and proceeded to throw something to the ground.
Deputy Hensley then made contact with Wells, who appeared to be under the influence of an intoxicating substance. A “Terri Frisk” was performed on Wells, and Hensley located three Hydrocodone pills, two Suboxone Strips, and six Gabapentin in an unlabeled pill bottle in the suspect’s left front pocket.
The deputy also located six Alprazolams in a plastic baggie located in Wells’ right front pocket.
Hensley was assisted by Officer Wade Mitchell of the Corbin Police Department and was able to locate two small baggies of Methamphetamine where the deputy saw Wells throw them down.
Wells was taken by Hensley to the Knox County Detention Center, and when they arrived, Wells was escorted inside as the deputy performed a search of Wells’ back seat, as the deputy always does after every transport. During the search, Hensley located four more Hydrocodone pills inside a candy wrapper and three packs of Suboxone underneath the backseat.